Monday, January 21, 2019

H2H Creative Cards

Today over at Heart 2 Heart challenges we are featuring creative cards...so any card in any shape except your standard A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

I personally love making little 3 x 3 cards. My hubby drives a semi over the road so he is gone for several days each week. I like having these on hand to I can toss them in his bag here and there. These are also fun to toss in a child's lunch or to attach to a gift bag.


3 x 3 cards are also a perfect way to use up your scraps. I have been having lots of fun with the new paper pack Something Fierce and with this card I added in the must have January Stamp of the Month Card Captions

Come and show us your cards we would love to see them over at H2H and make sure you check out the other designers too.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

SNS Card Sketch #138

Hello there I a card to share with you today. My little ones birthday was last month and she just LOVES unicorns like ever other elementary school girl.




Here is a close up for you.


It is hard to see but I also have a scallop under the shaker. Next time I would probably make that a little bit more pronounced.



I also like to decorate the inside. My go to is the banners


I really had fun using this sketch #138 we would LOVE to see what you come up with.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SNS Layout Sketch #169 - Rawr means FUN

Here is what I came up with this week for this fun sketch. My daughter sends me photos of the grand-kids all the time and I have to say it is the highlight of my day! When I saw these pics of my youngest granddaughter I knew I had to use this adorable new Something Fierce paper from CTMH.


Here is a close up of the journaling block. 




I really enjoyed the details of this sketch, I just love stitching. One of my favorite new toys is the Decorative Border thin cuts. They add the extra little something here and there.


Here is the sketch, we would love to see what you come up with over at the Sketch N Scrap blog.


Monday, January 7, 2019

H2H - The Important Things...the Grandparent Version

Over at the Heart 2 Heart blog we decided to kick off the New Year with the Important Things. We could go any direction we wanted with this one and I decided to make a fun little mini album using a little tin that I got probably 15 years ago way back when Scrapbook Stores were on every corner.  So for 15+ years I have been waiting for just the perfect time to use this and what better use than featuring the sweet little grandbabies?

I used the fun new Something Fierce kit along with the puffy stickers {swoon-I had the best puffy sticker collection when I was in elementary school}


Here is the inside of the tin. This is the size of an Altoids tin so if you have any laying around you can re-purpose them into fun little mini albums.


The album is all connected in an accordion style and zig-zags back and forth.  I did every other "page" a photo of one of our grandbabies and the other "page" some hand written fun important things to remember as a grandparent..like eating desert first.


On the flip side I have the rest of our grandkids (we currently have 5) I also printed out a sibling photo of each of the families to include as well.


Here you can see the folds. I also just left the bottom empty since the album will sit in there.


Here is one final look at my little mini album featuring The Important Grandparent Things.


We would love to see what is important to you this month over at the Heart 2 Heart Blog.

Monday, December 24, 2018

H2H Wish Upon a Star



Our theme this week is wish upon a star and I knew I wanted to do something with this beautiful stamp set. We would love to see what you come up with over at the H2H blog





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Saturday, December 15, 2018

SNS #167 Sick Day

I have had these photos laying around for a few years. I was stuck on them I just didn't' have a plan. The other day when I was looking at this sketch I originally had planned on doing some super cute Christmas page and when I was digging around in my photos I saw these and I knew just the direction I wanted to to. Do you ever have one plan and end up with a completely other one? 

I pulled out some of this retired Sugar Rush Kit...one of my favorites! I also mounted my photos, have not done that in a while. This page would also very easily turn into a double if you wanted. You could either carry the photos on to the next page or do a little 9 photo spread. Either would look fabulous.



Here is a close up of my title and my little swag at the top. I was originally going to do a banner and add some little tassels but decided to use the little gold gems instead.


Here is the sketch for you to use - Sketch N Scrap #167


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oh my goodness - 10 Years ya'all!

Hello hello hello -

We have some BIG things going on with this post! December 2018 marks my TENTH year blogging!!! Whoa...can you believe it?

I can't.

I remember when I started this blog 10 years ago. My stamping friend Patricia told me I should start a blog and I told her nooooo I couldn't do that and she said sure you can it is easy.

The rest is history...I have to say some blogging years I have been a better blogger than others but I really do love it. It sometimes make me a little sad that the blogging world is not the same as it once was with the onset of social media and the loss of the reader programs where you could get your blog fix in one sitting reading, what 200, blogs at once. How I miss that.

I have to share a top 10 list in my 10th year right? Here are 10 of my favorite projects (in no particular order) it was really hard to narrow it down. I must say I am so happy that I have kept this blog because even though I may not have blogged about every project I have ever done I have a huge record of my projects and for the most part if I blogged about them I loved them.

....don't tell anyone but I do have a few doozies out here in blog land that I am not sure why I felt the need to share them but...anyway back to some of my favs.

Summer Sweetness - I have always always loved this stamp set. I just cannot get over how adorable it is and so quick and easy to use. I just used the last of these little seed packet templates but he watermelon one was always my favorite.

Christmas card set - This set just sort of came together with stuff I had forever in my stash and it ended up being one of my favorite Christmas sets I have ever come up with.

That one time my MOM commented on a post - As I was researching this post looking at some of my favorites I saw that somehow someway my mom who doesn't even know a thing about the internet loved and commented on this post. I had totally forgotten this even ever happened. This also does happen to be one of my favorite scrapbook pages still to this day.

A Clear Favorite mini album - I still enjoy flipping through this mini album, it sits on a shelf and I love that it is clear. It is playful, it is fun and it brings back great memories.

Love & Marriage - It only took my daughter 4 years to compete her wedding album I made her but boy was it worth the wait!!!

Fun Flip Card with tons of details - this card is sort of simple but I see it has a lot of cool stuff going on, random stamping, the rock and roll technique, it features the Art Philosophy card and it has some great deminsion. All the workings of a great card. 

Christmas gift - I love the way this simple give turned out. It is really amazing how a little something extra can make some thing simple turn into something amazing!

Bike Trio - I love making 3 x 3 cards they are perfect for gift bags or just to leave out for someone special.

A fish story - my mom wanted me to make an album for her and so I created this one of her and her friends on a fishing adventure. She loved it!!!

Way to go - I don't know what it is about this card but it is one of my favorites and I have used this pattern again and again!!!

Bonus - a post about why I love scrapbooking